Bernarda Muriel is a member to the Carmigniani Pérez litigation and arbitration team, focusing her practice on commercial arbitration and commercial as well as administrative litigation.

Moreover, Bernarda has relevant experience in arbitration proceedings related to construction and telecommunications.

In addition to her practice in dispute resolution, Bernarda renders advice to clients on corporate matters, in real estate issues and due diligence processes.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Corporate Law


  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Law degree (cum laude), 2018.
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, the Netherlands, 2019
  • University of Paris II Pantheón-Assas. Paris, France, 2017


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Career Path

  • Prior to joining Carmigniani Pérez, Abogados, Bernarda worked at the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute, as a coordinator, also taking care of the publication of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Magazine annually.
  • In the academic field, Bernarda currently works as an assistant professor in the subject of Fundamental Legal Concepts and Subjects, Theory of Legal Norms and Arbitration Processes at the San Francisco University of Quito and she is part of the Organizing Committee of the National Arbitration Contest.


  • “Compliance: its evolution and challenges in Ecuador. Where to go?”, USFQ Law Review, Quito, (2017):

  • “Del procesalismo rígido a la modernización del Arbitraje en el Ecuador: aplicación de normas no domésticas en el Arbitraje local, Experiencias y Retos del Ecuador en el Arbitraje de Inversión y Comercial”, Experiencias y Retos del Ecuador en el Arbitraje de Inversión y Comercial, ICC, Editorial Jurídica Cevallos, Quito (2018)